|Project by Chip||posted 04-12-2007 05:11 PM||2745 views||1 time favorited||25 comments|
To give everyone my progress report, here are the sketches for my rendition of the Thorsen table. They’re not as involved as SketchUp but will serve my purposes. I did it under “Projects” because I still don’t know how to enter pics under blogs (sorry) and noticed some SketchUp renditions done here so hoped it would be ok.
I looked over many Greene and Greene pieces in researching this piece and came to the conclusion (somewhat obvious I guess) that, as others have noted, their style has a heavy Asian influence. I also noted (also obvious) that the style is all about joinery. So my piece has several aspects to it that take these things into account:
Front and Sides: Heavy on showing joinery, some of it functional, some of it cosmetic (as in the apron fronts which I saw in a lamp of their design). The bottom shelf was influenced by there drawer pulls… tenons with dowel inserts. The legs will have some subtle carving at the bottom.
Top: Breadboard like the Thorsen table with an inlay motif taken from one of their stain glass windows. Not sure how detailed I’m going to make this… a lot will depend on time.
I’m not to worried about sticking to their wood choices… I kinda figure that’s an element that makes it specific to the woodworker, that’s my thought anyway. In my case I’m using (you guessed it) walnut… and maple.
Hope I didn’t stray to far from the original (height or anything else) as to make this an unacceptable entry but I have a client who might be more inclined to purchase this after the challenge at this height rather than the shorter version. Anyway, most of the boards have been rough cut and over the next few weeks I’ll be cutting mortises, shaping legs, doing apron tenons, etc and hopefully be ready by deadline (and that’s a really big hopefully).
Look forward to any comments, positive or negative. Thanks.
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